David Wright unsure about return to base

David Wright knows he faces an uphill battle in trying toreturn to baseball. But he's still optimistic he can play again for the Mets.The 35-year-old third baseman talked with reporters Saturday morning and shared his thoughts on his bid toreturn from injuries,offseason surgery, and the Mets' recentsigning of third baseman Todd Frazier.When asked if he thinks he can play this year, Wright was brutally honest:"I don't know."Its certainly been an Joey Rickard Jersey uphill climb for me. ... Id love to play again," Wright said (via SportsNet New York)."But my bodys gotta hold up, and gonna have to cooperate with me a little Mark Trumbo Jersey bit."If my body cooperates, I can't wait to get back out there. And if it doesn't, we'll try to figure something else out."A seven-time All-Star, Wright has been hampered by injuries the pastthree years. Hemi sed the entire 2017 season with a variety of ailments and underwent rotator cuff surgery last September. Despite his physical struggles, he still loves the game and he's not ready to call it a career."When its all Orioles Cool Base Custom Black Jersey said anddone, I want to be able to say that I did everything I could," Wright said."If it works, thats obviously the goal.If not, Ill rest easy knowing I gave it my best shot."As for the Mets' recent signing of free-agent Frazier, Wright thinks he's a great fit for the team but he can't wait to join him in the lineup."We are certainly, in my Manny Machado Jersey opinion, a very good team without me," Wright said."My mindset is that we will be a better team with both of us out there. Terrific player and somebody that I think will fit in well with this team."When he is finally ready to retire, Wright's legacy is secure. He's the Mets' career leader in many categories, including hits (1,777), RBIs (970) and runs (949). And he's in some good Chris Davis Womens Cool Base Jersey company in terms of other statistics, too, as New York Times reporterMathew Brownstein points out.Since 1901 David Wright is 1 of only 12 players to post the following through their first 13 seasons:OPS+ of 130 or betterOBP of .375 or betterSB rate of 75% or betterWPA of 30 or betterIncluded: Mantle, Mays, Bonds, Aaron, Chipper, A-Rod, Henderson.#Mets pic.twitter.com/dlwSRTiedz Mathew Brownstein (@MBrownstein89) February 17, 2018
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